TIMBERSPORTS® NEWS

Latest News This is the place to get the latest, up to date news and views on the most exciting arrival to Australia's sporting calendar, STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Australia.
They ain't no Rookies!

They ain't no Rookies!

The next crop of Australia's STIHL Timbersports talent were in action at Sydney Supercars this weekend in the 2016 STIHL Timbersports Australian Rookie Championship Presented by Amarok V6.
It's on for young and old this weekend

It's on for young and old this weekend

This weekend sees the ‘final chop' of the 2016 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® season, at the Sydney 500 Supercars, Olympic Park – Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December 2016. It will be a weekend of highs and lows as the country's top axe men swing into action.

Bittersweet results for Australia's Brad De Losa

Bittersweet results for Australia's Brad De Losa

Just 24 hours after celebrating a world team title and two world records for Australia it was heartbreak for Brad De Losa in the individual competition at the 2016 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship in Stuttgart, Germany overnight.
WCH Report: Australia makes STIHL TIMBERSPORTS history

WCH Report: Australia makes STIHL TIMBERSPORTS history

Australia has proven that it is king of the wood once again winning the title of ‘World Champions' at the 2016 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship in Stuttgart, Germany for a third year running.
De Losa ready for World Championship battle

De Losa ready for World Championship battle

STIHL Timbersports Australia Champion Brad De Losa is out to prove he is more than a ‘one hit wonder' on the world stage. De Losa will take on the best lumberjacks in the Single Competition at the STIHL Timbersports World Championship in Stuttgart, Germany.
Chopperoos swinging for a 3Peat

Chopperoos swinging for a 3Peat

The Australian Chopperoos have set their sights on an unprecedented third-straight STIHL Timbersports Relay crown at the 2016 World Championship in Stuttgart, Germany on November 11.
Round 5 Full Report

Round 5 Full Report

The crowd packed in as Australia's top lumberjacks went head-to-head, the roar of the Hot Saws overpowering the thrum of the V8 Supercars. Everyone was watching series leader Laurence O'Toole closely, the Victorian needing a top-two finish to win the Championship.
Round 5 Report: De Losa Crowned Aussie Champ

Round 5 Report: De Losa Crowned Aussie Champ

New South Welshman Brad De Losa has claimed the STIHL Timbersports Australian Championship with a spectacular stocksaw showdown.
Round 5 Report: Mitch Argent makes Chopperoos team

Round 5 Report: Mitch Argent makes Chopperoos team

Queensland's Mitch Argent is back in the green and gold after snatching the fifth and final place on the Australian team for next month's 2016 STIHL Timbersports World Championship in Stuttgart, Germany.
Round 5 Report: NSW Rookie Championship

Round 5 Report: NSW Rookie Championship

After the climax to the 2016 Pro Tour at Bathurst 1000, race fans also got to see New South Wales' top Rookie STIHL Timbersports athletes in axetion. The field of six battled it out for 2 spots at the Australian Rookie Final to be held in December at Homebush, NSW.
Round 5 Preview: O'Toole focuses on Championship

Round 5 Preview: O'Toole focuses on Championship

All that stands between Victorian Laurence O'Toole and a maiden STIHL Timbersports Australian Championship is a top-two finish in Bathurst. With back-to-back wins in Ipswich and Sandown the ladder leader is favourite to lift the trophy.

Round 5 Preview: Dingle leads charge for Chopperoos selection

Round 5 Preview: Dingle leads charge for Chopperoos selection

One round remaining! It will all be decided in the fifth and final round of STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Australia, in Bathurst, NSW on October 7-9.
Round 4 Report: O'Toole goes back-to-back

Round 4 Report: O'Toole goes back-to-back

Four of the five places for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany are all wrapped up after an eventful Round 4 of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Australian Championship in Sandown, Victoria on Saturday, September 17.
VIC QF Report: Gillam sneaks through

VIC QF Report: Gillam sneaks through

The Victorian State Championship saw the lead change four times throughout the day, ending in victory for Glen Gillam. A nail bitting final heat of the Hotsaw where an agonising DQ for David Coffey meant that debutant Gillam took the win and advances to the 2017 Pro Tour qualifier in December.
The battle at the top

The battle at the top

Sandown, Victoria will be the battleground for one of the most anticipated rounds of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Australian Championships, with a vicious rankings battle on the cards. With just two rounds remaining, there is an incredible three-way tie for the lead between Laurence O'Toole (VIC), Jamie Head (QLD) and Brad De Losa (NSW).
Final Chopperoos spot up for grabs

Final Chopperoos spot up for grabs

The chance to join the Chopperoos at the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championships in Germany is the driving force for competitors heading into the final two rounds of the Australian Championships.
O'Toole takes the win for round 3: 2016 Australian Championship

O'Toole takes the win for round 3: 2016 Australian Championship

The fight for a ticket to the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany went up a gear as Australia's top eight took to the stage for Round 3 of the STIHL Timbersports Australian Championship in Ipswich on Saturday, July 3.
Round 3 QLD State Qualifier

Round 3 QLD State Qualifier

Congratulations to Lindsay Hewitt, winner of the Queensland Qualifier. After a day of tight competition, Lindsay Hewitt took home the win with 28pts.
QLD Rookie Championship

QLD Rookie Championship

Check out all the axe-tion shots from the Rookie's Championship. Where the rookies from Queensland, and one Victorian, showed they're ready for the STIHL Timbersports Australian Championship.
Round 3: 2016 Australian Championship

Round 3: 2016 Australian Championship

3 days of power-packed STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® action will thrill fans at the Queensland race way, with Australia's top 8 Timbersports athletes battling it out to become Australian champion which in turn sees them move on to the world championships in Stuttgart Germany.
Aussie crowned 2016 Champion of Champions.

Aussie crowned 2016 Champion of Champions.

The 2016 winner of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Champions Trophy is 20 year old Australian Brayden Meyer. Meyer competed for the very first time in what is, by far, the toughest competition in the extreme sport of competitive logging.
The 2nd PRO Round in TAS Smashed AUS Records

The 2nd PRO Round in TAS Smashed AUS Records

The country's top 8 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Athletes were back on center stage at 2nd round of the 2016 STIHL Timbersports Australian Championship in Tasmania on Friday 6th of May. The cold Tasmanian weather didn't seem to effect the interstate athletes as records were smashed all day.

TIMBERSPORTS® returns to Tasmania

TIMBERSPORTS® returns to Tasmania

Tasmania is guaranteed to prove that it is the birthplace of TIMBERSPORTS with veteran Matthew Gurr from Deloraine and the competition's youngest competitor, Kody Steers from Sheffield, part of the Top 8.
Round 1: 2016 Australian Championship

Round 1: 2016 Australian Championship

Queensland's Jamie Head set the bar high in round one of the 2016 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Championship with a stellar performance this weekend in Adelaide.
Round 1 State Qualifier

Round 1 State Qualifier

Brad Turner of Buninyong, VIC won the first state qualifier for the 2016 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Championship. This confirms Turners place in the PRO Championship Qualifier for the 2017 Championship later in the year.
2016 Champions Trophy

2016 Champions Trophy

Not for the faint-hearted: the world's best STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® athletes will smash four trunks into firewood in less then one minute with their razor-sharp axes and saws. This year the one on one battle will return to the historic village where the first Champions Trophy took place: St. Johann in Tyrol.
2016 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Australian Championship

2016 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Australian Championship

Will be live and loud across Australia from March through to October. Witness epic battles between big men with big axes, big saws and even bigger chainsaws in the Original Extreme Sport.

Australia rules the STIHL Timbersports stage

Australia rules the STIHL Timbersports stage

Australia have done it again...chopping their way to the top of the woodpile at the 2015 STIHL TIMBERSPORTSⓇ SERIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Poznan, Poland on 13th Nov, 2015.
Aussie crowned #3 in the world

Aussie crowned #3 in the world

Young gun Aussie, Brayden Meyer, finished an impressive 3rd place at the 2015 STIHL TIMBERSPORTSⓇ SERIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, held in Poznan, Poland on 13th November 2015.
Next Chop Poland

Next Chop Poland

The 2015 STIHL Timbersports Australian team are off to Poznan, Poland to compete against the world's top lumberjacks from more than 20 nations. Over 100 athletes will meet in Poznan, Poland on the 13th & 14th of November to represent their respected countries, to determine the 2015 World Champion in the team and the individual competition.
STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Australian Championship 2015

STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Australian Championship 2015

40 of the country's top lumberjacks sports athletes had been whittled down to an elite few, just 10 competed in the Grand Final. Brayden Meyer was crowned Australian Champion and will represent Australia at the World Championship in Poznan.
Aussie wins Champions Trophy

Aussie wins Champions Trophy

The top eight lumberjack athletes from around the world competited in the Champions Trophy in Florence Italy on the 17th of May.The Champions Trophy is one of the toughest lumberjack competitons with athletes completing 4 disciplines one after the other, the fastest time taking 1st place.